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Create or edit firewall rules for client workstations in ESET PROTECT (8.x–9.x)

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Required user permissions

This article assumes that you have the appropriate access rights and permissions to perform the tasks below.

If you use the default Administrator user or are unable to perform the tasks below (the option is unavailable), create a second administrator user with all access rights.

Solution


1. Open the ESET PROTECT Web Console in your web browser and log in.

2. Click Policies, select the desired Built-in policy, select the check box next to the policy that you want to edit and click Policies Edit.

3. SettingsNetwork Protection → Firewall and expand Advanced. Click Edit next to Rules.

 

4. Click Add. To edit a rule, select the rule you want to modify and click Edit. To remove a rule, select the rule you want to remove and click Remove.
 

5. Set any combination of the following parameters in the General tab to define your new rule.

  • Type a name for your rule into the Name field.
  • Select Both, In, or Out from the Direction drop-down menu.
  • Select Allow, Deny or Ask from the Action drop-down menu.
  • The Protocol and Profile settings are not mandatory but can be used to target a rule more precisely.
  • Select the Logging severity if needed.
  • Click the slider bar next to Notify user to have ESET PROTECT automatically perform these actions when the rule is triggered.

6. Click Local. Set any combination of the following parameters in the Local tab:

  • Port: specify a port or range of ports this rule will target. Multiple entries must be delimited by a comma, or you can specify a range of ports (for example 1000–2000).
  • IP: specify an IP address or range this rule will target.
  • Zones: click Add and select a zone from a drp-down menu to specify the zones where this rule will apply.
  • Application: to target a specific application, type the .exe file for the application into this field.
  • Service: to target a specific service, type the name of the service into this field.


7. Click Remote. Set any combination of the following parameters in the Remote tab. When you are finished making changes to rule parameters, click OK.

  • Port: specify a port or range of ports this rule will target. Multiple entries must be delimited by a comma, or you can specify a range of ports, for example 1000-2000.
  • IP: specify an IP address or range this rule will target.
  • Zones: click Add and select a zone from a drop-down menu to specify the zones where this rule will apply.

8. Your new rule will appear in the Firewall rules window. Click OK to close the Firewall rules window

9. Click Finish. Client workstations will receive your new rule the next time that they check in to ESET PROTECT.

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